The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed suit last week against the Justice Department to force it to release records regarding three provisions of the Patriot Act that are set to expire early next year unless Congress renews them. EFF is seeking the immediate release of Federal Bureau of Investigation reports on the provisions’ effectiveness, lawfulness, and potential misuse as part of the case filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. The complaint in that case is available here. The current provisions, due to expire in February 2011, give the FBI the ability to seize electronic records and property, as well as to tap phone conversations.